8 in court for planning cash-in-transit robbery

8 in court for planning cash-in-transit robbery

Eight suspects accused of plotting a cash-in-transit robbery appeared in the Thembalethu Magistrate’s Court in George on Wednesday.

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The accused, aged between 27 and 65, were arrested on Monday in what police believe to be a stolen vehicle, while apparently on their way to commit the robbery.

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Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale says the suspects were arrested in Thembalethu during a joint operation between national and local police together with the Hawks.

“The resultant search uncovered unlicensed firearms and ammunition, which will be subjected to forensic analysis to determine the links to other committed crimes.

“The group has been charged for conspiracy to commit an armed robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.”

The suspects will remain behind bars ahead of a formal bail application on January 15.

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